wrestling/playing with alternatives and/or alternate lifestyles.. ie:
Charles Eisenstein – sacred economics
For something to become an object of commerce, it must be made scarce first.
If the material world is fundamentally an abundant world, all the more abundant is the spiritual world: the creations of the human mind—songs, stories, films, ideas, and everything else that goes by the name of intellectual property. Because in the digital age we can replicate and spread them at virtually no cost, artificial scarcity must be imposed upon them in order to keep them in the monetized realm. Industry and the government enforce scarcity through copyrights, patents, and encryption standards, allowing the holders of such property to profit from owning it.
The goal of a compassionate economy, therefore, is not to provide “jobs,” as most liberal politicians seem to think. Once work has become mechanical, it is in a sense too late — inhuman work might as well be done by machines. I cannot help but remark on the inanity of economic programs that seek to make more “jobs,” as if we needed more goods and more services. Why do we want to create more jobs? It is so people have money to live. For that purpose, they might as well dig holes in the ground and fill them up again, as Keynes famously quipped. Present economic policies attempt just that: witness the current efforts to reignite housing construction at a time when there are 19 million vacant housing units in the United States! (3) Wouldn’t it be better to pay people to do nothing at all, and free up their creative energy to meet the urgent needs of the world?
perhaps let’s try/code money (any form of measuring/accounting) as the planned obsolescence
ie: ubi as temp placebo.. (people thinking they have money when really just getting whatever they need)
E F Schumacher – small is beautiful
money revelations – Kevin Carson ch5
Michael Hardt – commons – democracy
Helena Norberg-Hodge – the economics of happiness
Paul Polak – out of poverty – via business – golden, co
Kathy Edin – lived w/poor
Matt Bruenig – child allowance
Mark Boyle – lived w/o money
Richard Florida – Roger Martin – Don Tapscott – martin prosperity institute
Mark van der Heijden – the backpacker intern
Jesper Wachtmeisters – microtopia
story of stuff – Annie Leonard
Rutger Bregman – basic income
Jane Costello – cherokee in nc
Alexa Clay & Kyra Maya Phillips – misfit economy
JK Rowling – the hp alliance ness
the money fix [riverhours, fourth corner exchange, ..]
Michel Bauwens – p2pfoundation – flok society
Alice Maggio – berkshares – schumacher
faircoin – fair(dot)coop
Matt Stoller – naked capitalism
spent: looking for change – (doc)
Orland Bishop – spirit of money
Peter Leyden – reinventors
Peter Joseph – the zeitgeist movement – moving forward
http://neweconomy.net/new-economy-coalition – read about Gus Speth reading – this changes everything
where your 2013 tax dollar went
croatia cancels debt of poorest citizens:
on ridiculous ness..
money as weapon/oppression.. like.. literal and blatant ly..
tool let’s cops drain your bank card on the spot
Ben Eltham (@beneltham) tweeted at 2:23 AM on Wed, Jun 13, 2018:
The most successful people I’ve met:
1. Were rich
2. That’s pretty much it
3. A lot of them were really mediocre
4. Some were actually stupid
5. Most were boring
6. It didn’t matter, they were ‘succesful’
7. In a capitalist society, wealth determines success
9. It’s money. https://t.co/4TaxWsXIeG
Whenever there are people, people are doing the work.
Wherever they remain economically organised, something and / or someone is seeking a rent.
And the rentier is the one dictating the terms.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/antonjw/status/1322504781764698113